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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs

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10" x 2-1/4" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" wheels. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number 23-27 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - 23-27

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assembly
  • Dexter Axle
  • 10 x 2-1/4 Inch Drum
  • RH
  • Manual Adjust
  • 3500 lbs

10" x 2-1/4" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Mounting bolts and hardware included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Configuration: right hand (passenger's side)
  • Dimensions: 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
    • Distance between bolt holes: 2-7/8" apart on center
  • Wheel size: 13", 14", and 15"
  • Axle rating: 3,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Exploded Electric Brake Assembly

K23-027-00 10" x 2 1/4" RH Electric Brake Assembly - Passengers Side - 3.5K Axles

Replaces 23-27






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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 10" - Right Hand - 3,500 lbs - 23-27

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (259 Customer Reviews)

10" x 2-1/4" Passenger's-side electric trailer brake assembly fits 3,500-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 4-bolt pattern. Fits 13" to 15" wheels.

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Perfect replacement if you are experiencing fatigue failures on your brake hardware. Easy installation. 7000 miles since installing and no issues.



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Ordered the parts by phone. Melissa was highly knowledgeable and extremely professional. Would recommend eTrailer to anyone that needs trailer parts or trailer hitches.



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Always a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com. Quality parts. Great customer service and ontime shipping and great communication



- 23-27
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This is a Dexter OEM brake assembly, so it was manufactured per Dexter spec's and quality control.



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Came as described, packaged i a “ bulletproof” package & parts went on without a hassle. Delivery was quick. Only company to trust in trailer maintenence


Comments
Perfectly functioning, dead reliable product
Steven - 11/19/2020


- 23-27
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Fit right on to the four axle bolts as expected so it was a drop in replacement for what I had.



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Great products and extremely fast shipping. Had excellent customer service with assisting me with what parts I needed to fit my application. Definitely will be recommended to contact Tim.



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very happy with service and product



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It is always a pleasure ordering from etrailer. Never have any problems with my orders. They have quality products, and tons of information and videos "by people who know what they are talking about" on their website. Great company to do business with.



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Excellent product, quality and customer service.



- 23-27
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Added brakes to my 6X10 Wells Cargo enclosed trailer. They are working great. Easy install. As always, new trailer brakes take some time to wear in before you get full "lock - up" level braking. I'd buy these again. As always, great order and order fulfillment experience with etrailer.



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Excellent fit and finish, as usual from Dexter. Installed on a Lippert 3500# axle with no problems.



- 23-27
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I installed these brakes as part of an upgrade and rebuild of a 20 year old trailer and so far they are working great!



- 23-27
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Authentic made in USA by Dexter Axle. Exact replacement fit and function. etrailer offered excellent price, super-fast shipping, and lots of information resources to help DIYers. Genuine Dexter quality and 5 year warranty for LESS than inferior imported knock-off.



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Haven't installed yet but it looks good and installation looks straight forward. I'm commenting now though for how quickly I received the package. Got a shipped noticed the same day I ordered and received it 3 days before expected.



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I received these today, just three days after ordering. That is great service! These Dexter brake assemblies are Made in the USA and it shows. Good finish on all the components and all the necessary hardware is there. They fit perfect and adjusted up just as they should. You can't go wrong with these.



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Needed brakes on the second axel of utility trailer and this worked perfectly. Easy install.



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Direct Replacement, Good quality, Easy to change out, Went from having no brakes to good brakes, Assembly worth the price, eliminating "hassle of only replacing the shoes, just to have a problem with one of the other old rusty or lost parts". DONE ! Thanks.



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I removed and reconditioned the axles on my snowmobile trailer. Salt corrosion damaged the brake assemblies. The replacements assemblies from etrailer.com bolted right on and made short work of the brake repair.


Comments
Still working just fine.
Jeff K - 12/22/2017



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I bought a new car trailer with brakes on only 1 axle. etrailer had the exact same brakes for me to put on the second axle. These drum brakes were really easy to install, wire and adjust / re-adjust. I'd really recommend brakes on both axles if like me you're towing close to 7000lb. I've made a couple emergency stops around town, and didn't have the feeling i was being pushed by the trailer at all. I'd also really recommend getting a high tech brake controller if you're buying one. I had a cheap one that really sucked, i had to constantly readjust brake power every time my speed varied (to stop being pushed by the trailer at speed or jerking to a stop at low speed). Annoying and dangerous IMO.



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Used these electric brake assemblies to replace the hydraulic units which became useless due to the master cylinder in the coupler becoming rusted and frozen up. Everything about the units was top notch and they bolted directly in place of the hydraulic backing plates. Shipping was fast with detailed follow up provided by Etrailer (probably the best of any internet company I've dealt with.) Packaging was more than enough with more packing material and staples than was really required. ( 15 staples in the box ends alone where 5 would have been more than enough) Unfortunately, the assemblies were "nested" back to front into one another which caused the brake shoe of one unit to cut off the wire leads of the other. "Back to back" or "front to front" would have solved this issue which has happened to other customers. Additionally, the one plate had dust plugs for the brake adjuster provided while the other one had none. Both of these problems were minor but kept the experience from being totally outstanding.



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I ordered a complete brake kit for my 6x10 wells cargo trailer (backing plates wiring, hub assemblies, junction box). The items were not packed well and the brake wire got shredded by the hub assemblies during shipping. A quick call to eTrailer and a replacement cable was sent out right away - great customer service! Installation of this kit was a breeze thanks to the instructional videos available on the eTrailer website. All the items are of excellent quality and everything fit together perfectly. One small wish would be to include the lock washers and nuts (4 per side) that are required to mount the backing plate instead of having to order it a la carte.



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Ordering was easy, detailed descriptions and photos on web site helped with choosing correct part. Shipping tracking was accurate and order packed well. Watching etrailer videos prior receiving parts along with included “Dexter” tech info made installation easy; less than an hour.



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I completely rebuilt my trailer. The brake assemblies ordered were easy to install. It was much easier than trying to rebuild my existing brakes. The instructional videos from etrailer.com made the installation of the breakaway kit a breeze. Shipping was upgraded for free and received my order very quickly. It was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com.



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OEM Made in USA and Dexter original. Exact fit. This is the best way to service brake systems especially on tandem axle applications. Great price, great service. Best with new nuts and lock washers and new Dexter drums and did I mention made in USA.


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